If you fancy a couple of days away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, then why not come along to a sewing retreat. We will spend two days making and handsewing a variety of felt, fabric, lace and ribbon flowers and create a stunning wreath for you to treasure. Come on your own or with a friend, the choice is yours. The retreat venue is the beautiful Old Walls Vineyard, located in the village of Bishopsteignton in South Devon.  We will spend two relaxing days sewing, eating, drinking and chatting. The retreat is from Fri 6th Mar - Sun 8th Mar 20.


The retreat will be lead by me, Lyndsey. I am a qualified adult teacher and have

been running craft workshops and parties for the last 8 years. During the two days

we will be learning how to make and handsew a variety of fabric and felt flowers and

create a stunning wreath. With numbers limited to 12 people there will be plenty of

1-to-1 instruction, so no previous sewing experience is required, making the retreat

perfect for both sewing beginners and those who have experience that want to try

something new.























Check into your lodges from 4pm, I will be there to welcome you. You can then

settle in to your accommodation before joining everyone for a dinner of tapas in

the vineyard restaurant at 6pm, alongwith a guided wine tasting session, sampling

the vineyard's range of wines.



We will start the day with a full cooked breakfast at 9.30am and afterwards head

to the upstairs function room for a day of fabric and felt flower making, to create a

stunning wreath. We will break for lunch and then continue with our day of sewing

until 4.30pm. At 6.30pm we will meet again for a three course dinner and then

retire to our lodges on completion.



After a full cooked breakfast at 9.30am we will start the day's sewing. With lunch around 1pm, afterwards we will continue making and completing our stunning wreaths before we say our goodbyes at 4pm.

















All our meals will be prepared and served in the Old Walls Vineyard Restaurant. Specific dietary requirements can be catered for, please let me know when booking if you have any dietary requirements.


Day Guests:

If you live in the local area and would prefer to attend during the day only, there is a day guest option. Day guests can join us for a full cooked breakfast at 9.30am before the day's sewing on the Saturday and Sunday and continue until 4.30pm. Lunch will be included on both the Saturday and Sunday, along with tea and coffee throughout the day. The cost for attending as a day guest is below. The price also includes all materials, equipment and tutition.


Price: JANUARY SPECIAL OFFER! Book your space before 31st Jan 20 and get 10% off the total price


Sharing a 2 bedroom lodge in either a double room or twin room £395 per person.

A 2 bedroom lodge for yourself £540 per person.


The price includes:

2 nights accommodation (Friday and Saturday nights) in a vineyard lodge in either a double or twin room.  

Tapas dinner on Friday evening

3 course dinner on Saturday evening.

Breakfast and lunch on Saturday and Sunday.

Guided wine tasting session on Friday evening.

Tea and coffee during sewing sessions on Saturday and Sunday.

All materials, equipment and tuition.


Day Guests £195 per person.


To book your place:

To book your place on the retreat a £50 non-refundable deposit is due on booking.

The remaining balance will be due 6 weeks before the retreat date.



If you are unable to attend the retreat and wish to cancel your booking you will

need to contact me either by email or phone 6 weeks before the retreat to receive

a full refund minus the £50 non-refundable deposit. If you contact me less than 4 weeks before the retreat, you will receive a 50% refund of the total amount. If you cancel your booking 7 days or less before the retreat, unfortunately I am unable to offer any refund.


If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me. If you would like to book a space please click on the book now button.





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What guests said about the last retreat.... 


It was a great 2 days. I did not want it to end. Thank you for all your help. Best 2 days I have had for a long time - Pat


Had a fabulous time at the last one - thank you - Anne


Lovely course, great teaching, good company and lovely food and accommodation. Really worth treating yourself - Janet

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There are six self contained lodges nestled at the bottom of the fully operational vineyard looking up to the vines on the south facing slopes above. Each lodge has an equipped kitchen, lounge and dining area, bathroom, double room and twin room. Along with a front veranda and rear patio. There is parking next to each lodge. You can choose to book a lodge for just yourself or to share, the prices below show both options. Each lodge contains two bedrooms, one with a double bed, the other with two single beds. If you choose to share the lodge, you will have a bedroom each and the bedrooms will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. If you wish to share a lodge with a friend and you are booking separately please let me know so I can ensure that you are allocated a lodge together.